Category: <span>Green Home</span>

A Guide to Choosing Ethically Made Scented Candles

A Guide to Choosing Ethically Made Scented Candles

When I was writing my book, Vegan Style, the chapter on vegan home décor brought many questions: is furniture not vegan? What about accessories for the home? Or…scented candles? Everyone’s favourite home accessories, scented candles, are not all made equal. What my readers were unaware of is that some “luxury” candles on the market today...

10 Australian Native Plants That Make Wonderful Cut Flowers

10 Australian Native Plants That Make Wonderful Cut Flowers

As we start to develop the Flower Farmstead at HQ, we’ve been experimenting with regenerative growing methods such as no-till farming and conducting many flower trials to assess the best plants for our climate and specific location. As sustainability is also at the forefront of our minds as beginner slow flower farmers, we’ve researched the...

‘Do-Gooders’, Conservatives and Reluctant Recyclers: How Personal Morals Can Be Harnessed for Climate Action

‘Do-Gooders’, Conservatives and Reluctant Recyclers: How Personal Morals Can Be Harnessed for Climate Action

There’s no shortage of evidence pointing to the need to act urgently on climate change. Most recently, a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirmed Earth has warmed 1.09? since pre-industrial times and many changes, such as sea-level rise and glacier melt, cannot be stopped. Clearly, emissions reduction efforts to date have fallen...

7 Creative Gifts for Plant and Flower Lovers

7 Creative Gifts for Plant and Flower Lovers

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Succulents make a cute gift, but let’s face it, during the days of pandemic lockdowns, in an effort to connect with the natural world, most people turned to gardening and some built impressive succulent collections. Since succulents multiply and are...

7 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds for a Zero Waste Kitchen

7 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds for a Zero Waste Kitchen

Courtesy of Seven Miles Coffee Roasters As a nation of coffee lovers, it’ll be no surprise to read that on average Australians drink 175 cups of coffee a year. And while we all know the importance of reusable cups and other sustainable options, many don’t know the wastage that comes from simple coffee grounds. However,...

Where to Buy Heirloom, Non-GMO and Organic Seeds in Australia

Where to Buy Heirloom, Non-GMO and Organic Seeds in Australia

With more than half of Australia’s population under lockdown amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases as a result of the contagious delta variant, more Aussies are turning to gardening than ever before. Whether to increase self-reliance, pass the time or indulge in some ecotherapy, container gardening and growing organic food and flowers are fast becoming...

5 Budget-Friendly, No Cost Alternatives to Cling Wrap

5 Budget-Friendly, No Cost Alternatives to Cling Wrap

A common complaint within the green community is that sustainable living is expensive and when you scroll through Instagram, it’s easy to see why this belief continues to persist. Well-meaning sustainable lifestyle influencers and zero wasters – in their quest to earn money to pay their rent/mortgage, expenses and bills – will push eco consumer...

A Guide to Plastic-Free Beauty and Lifestyle Products Made in Australia

A Guide to Plastic-Free Beauty and Lifestyle Products Made in Australia

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Australians are being forced to lock down once again as COVID-19 is detected across the country. As consumer confidence and spending plummets, Australian businesses are bracing themselves for the financial impact. To encourage eco-conscious Aussies to patronise and support small...

Plastic Free July: 10 Tips for a Month Without Single-Use Plastic

Plastic Free July: 10 Tips for a Month Without Single-Use Plastic

With the Australian National Plastics Plan now in place, and as state and territory governments announce their plans to phase out problematic single-use plastics such as cutlery, disposable, straws, plates and stirrers to combat the issue, the stage seems set for the biggest Plastic Free July yet.  From humble beginnings in 2011 when Australian founder Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and...